Animal Aid Society is monitoring developments regarding COVID-19. Please be assured that our top priority is the health and safety of all visitors, volunteers, and our pups. We are consulting the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Virginia Department of Health and local public health authorities.

We are maintaining our normal operational hours of 9am-12 pm every day. In an effort to limit large gatherings, we are switching to an appointment scheduling system effective immediately until further notice. By limiting the flow of people that we have at the shelter at one time, we will be able to ensure that people are able to stay 6-10 feet apart and better handle the extra cleaning protocols we have put in place. We are also requiring the use of face coverings whenever someone is within 10 feet of another person. Learn how to make a face covering: CDC CLOTH FACE COVERING

​Appointments are available 7 days a week from 9 AM – 12 PM. Please call 757-206-2873 to schedule an appointment. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

AAS will be revising this message as necessary. To stay informed on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov for the latest updates.


We ask those who have recently traveled to a high-risk country, had any exposure to symptomatic or confirmed positive cases, confirmed positive themselves, or are displaying symptoms but have not been tested, refrain from visiting our facility for the time being.

Donations of hand sanitizer and clean old towels/wash cloths are much appreciated!

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Society shall be to provide to/and or for animals, other than man, shelter, medical aid, care and protection, to act as a placement agency for animals in good health, and to provide education for the humane care and treatment of animals, and to attempt to prevent cruelty to animals. We are a nonprofit organization that receives no funding from state or federal agencies. All of the funds required to maintain the shelter and care for the dogs come from donations and special fund-raising events. Donations to the shelter are tax deductible.

Our dogs are not euthanized for space. This means that new dogs can only be accepted by the shelter when we have an available kennel.

All of our dogs are:
  • Examined by a veterinarian
  • Receive medical care as needed
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Spayed or neutered
  • Regularly walked and exercised
  • Socialized and loved
  • Temperament tested
  • Microchipped
  • Adopters are able to register the microchip for free and no annual renewal fees are required.

2020 Board Members

Ann Knipple

Member At Large


A love of all animals, especially dogs, from toddler-hood, curiosity and desire to give support and assistance to a respected no-kill rescue brought me to AAS October 1999. I am a Saturday shift pooper scooper (20 years), Adoption Committee Chair, Adoption Committee, Medical transport, Intake assistant, Wednesday night meds, Shelter Manager Committee, former Shift leader, Board Member and Treasurer.

I will continue to lead by example. Focusing on care, health, welfare and emotional needs of the dogs. The goal is adoption into a loving, caring, and financially stable home so the dog can be a valued addition to a family.